Sheriff: Steuben man facing felony charges after threatening to kill deputies

A Steuben County man was taken into custody on two felony counts, and additional charges are expected after a series of violent threats were made against deputies.

Sheriff Jim Allard says that on December 24th Dana McCarrick, 45, of Caton was taken into custody after a warrant was serviced at his residence.


McCarrick is accused of repeatedly threatening to kill or maim members of the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office by use of firearms and explosion. He even threatened to ‘gut’ deputies with a knife.

It’s further alleged that McCarrick possessed a firearm after being convicted of a crime, which resulted in an additional felony charge.

Altogether McCarrick was charged withy making a terroristic threat and criminal possession of a weapon – both as felonies.

He was arraigned and will appear in court at a later date. Sheriff Allard says additional charges are expected.


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